LIVE BLOG: Follow the Purdue game in Iowa in real time with live news and views from Press Row

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Welcome to Carver-Hawkeye Arena. It’s a huge Big Ten showdown tonight between No. 6 Purdue and the Iowa Hawkeyes, with both teams desperate for a conference win.

Welcome to our live blog, where we will keep you up to date with all the news and views of the game in real time. It’s a great game for both teams, who are trying to stay close to the leaders of the Big Ten race. Purdue is 16-3 overall and 5-3 in the league. Iowa is 14-5 and 4-4.

The game is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1. Here’s how to watch, along with all your pre-game nuggets as well. CLICK HERE

Here we are. The most recent items are at the top.

8:30 p.m. – Purdue is looking for a sweep in the season series. The Boilers won 77-70 in December, but Iowa star Keegan Murray did not play in that game. He was out with an ankle injury.

8:20 p.m. – Purdue star Jaden Ivey was deep into warm-ups here at Carver-Hawkeye. I posted a story about this earlier. Here it is, with pictures. CLICK HERE

  • MACKEY’S MEN ACCEPTED AT TBT 2022: Purdue’s alumni team Men of Mackey has accepted an automatic offer for the 2022 basketball tournament field. The 64-team summer event is a million-dollar win-win tournament broadcast live on ESPN. CLICK HERE
  • PURDUE RANKED NUMBER 6: Purdue Basketball picked up a win over a ranked Illinois team on the road and faced Northwestern at home, but the team’s first loss to Indiana in six years saw a slight drop in the final ranking. The Boilermakers are now the No. 6 ranked team in the country. CLICK HERE
  • TOP NORTH-WEST BOILERS: Senior guard Sasha Stefanovic was 6-10 from the 3-point line and added four free throws to lead Purdue to a 20-point victory over Northwestern on Sunday at Mackey Arena. He was one of four Boilermakers to finish the game in double digits. CLICK HERE
  • HOW PURDUE DID NOT FAIL TO CLOSE AGAINST INDIANA: The No. 4 Purdue led Indiana by two points with a minute left Thursday night at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The Boilermakers had the opportunity to shut down the Hoosiers, but the team couldn’t put the game away in the final seconds. CLICK HERE
  • PURDUE DROPS ROAD MATCHUP AGAINST INDIANA: Purdue basketball couldn’t put Indiana on the road Thursday night at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Sophomore goaltender Jaden Ivey scored a team-high 21 points in the loss, but 20 points from Rob Phinisee powered the Hoosiers to victory. CLICK HERE